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  • Establish and maintain a relationship with all students and parents for the duration of their time at Ponus Ridge Middle School.
  • Works to enhance students’ self-esteem.
  • Help identify needs of students.
  • Promotes positive attitudes and choices by offering:
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Peer Mediation
  • Guidance Lessons
  • Mentor Program
  • Academic Scheduling
  • Decision Making
  • Self-Esteem
  • Study Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Social Skills/Coping Skills
  • Multi-Cultural Awareness
  • Conflict Resolutions
  • Assist students in personal goal setting
  • Assist students in the decision making of options for post-secondary education and future employment
  • Community Service, Referrals
  • Collaboration with Academic & Related Arts staff
  • Help build a positive self-awareness
  • Parent Conferences
  • Parent Workshops
  • Visitations and meetings with in-coming 6th grade students
  • Presentations of high school programs
  • Meet with students to help in the selection of high school courses
  • Provide information about abilities, needs and interests
  • Coordinate and facilitate meetings with staff and other school specialists
  • Help coordinate students with after-school programs
  • Meet with students RE: NAVIANCE Program
  • And much more...


We are here to help students grow academically and socially; we are:
  • a resource person,
  • a coordinator,
  • a consultant,
  • a group facilitator,
  • a teacher
Please call or e-mail us in Guidance, if we can be of any help, in providing assistance, for your child to become a successful student.


Everyday tips for being a successful student:
  • Always come to school prepared with required materials such as:
    • Pen
    • Pencil
    • Paper
    • Books
    • Notebooks
    • Folders, etc.
  • Use your planner EVERYDAY to make sure you don’t forget your homework.
  • Establish a routine (do your homework every day at the same time, same place and stick to it).
  • Turn off TV/Electronics or other potential distractions that are on.
  • Study when you are most alert.
  • Keep your desk uncluttered.
  • Have everything that you need available and ready to go.

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